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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — No probable cause was found to bind the government's case against former TCF officer Jimmy Stanley to High Court. Therefore, the case against him has been dismissed, without prejudice. Stanley appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a preliminary examination...
Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen is the sole sponsor of a House bill which seeks to hike — by $10,000 annually — the salaries of lawmakers. According to the bill, the annual salary of the Senate President and House Speaker will increase from the current $30,000 to $40,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government's case against former TCF corrections officer Faavae Papatu has been bound over to High Court and his arraignment is set for Monday, Jan. 28 where he is expected to enter a 'not guilty' plea to the charges against him. A preliminary examination hearing for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a case involving a substantial amount of cash that was uncovered during a routine inspection of a vessel that is based in American Samoa but was returning from a quick run to independent Samoa last week Wednesday....
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The question of whether federal immigration should take control of local borders has resurfaced again, and this time it was during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, where there were concerns raised by senators over the high influx of foreigners — many from...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Administration bill, which seeks to clarify the definition of a commercial vehicle in local statute to satisfy federal requirements for grant funding was introduced last week in both the Senate and House. According to the Lolo Administration, the definition of...
Dr. Rosevonne Pato and Dr. Stephanie Droker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) last week hosted a special workshop and training on accreditation, given by Dr. Stephanie Droker, one of three vice presidents of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western...
etired Associate Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, Lyle L. Richmond, who passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Retired Associate Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, Lyle L. Richmond, who “passed away peacefully” Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at at 5:15 p.m at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, according to a family announcement yesterday. “Justice Richmond was...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man alleged to have been upset with his sponsor because of issues stemming from the disbursement of a FEMA check has been arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe Seumau made his initial appearance in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The mother of the two teenagers who were allegedly assaulted by members of the Nuuuli aumaga next to their Malaeimi home last year still wants justice; and she is in the midst of obtaining legal representation so she can take the matter to court. Despite attempts by the...

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